SUPERWOMAN: Glam golfer Sharmila's not just a pretty putter

Feb 28, 2014, 08:48 IST | Shreeram Prasad

From loving adventure sport to fast cars and perfumes, there are many facets to India's hottest female golfer who won her first title of the season at BPGC yesterday

Pune: From the courses in Bengaluru and New Delhi to Prague, Amsterdam, Turkey, London and Morocco, Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet has played on them all.

Sharmila Nicollet. Pics/Getty Images
Sharmila Nicollet. Pics/Getty Images 

The only Indian woman player to have a full European tour card, Nicollet missed most part of the last season due to injuries.

But the Bengaluru girl, famous for her track record as a golfer as well as for her looks, has got back with a bang, registering her first victory of the season in the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) in Mumbai yesterday.

Europe's glam golfer
Nicollet, who has been voted as one of the top 10 most glamorous female golfers on the European Tour, will be into her third year on the Tour that gets underway next month, and this is a good platform from which she can build on.

Apart from golf, Nicollet is also a big fan of adventure sport. "Yes, I am. You know, anything that gets my adrenaline going. I want to go sky diving, bungee jumping. I have done shark diving. Fast cars... that's the high I get. I am not into alcohol, that's the high I get in my life," is how the 22-year-old puts it.

The profile doesn't end here. The 22-year-old is a perfumer and would like to devote more time to it once she's done with golf. "My mom is a perfumer.

I've tried it, I've mixed some formulas in the past. I'd like to have my own line of fashion and perfume in the future." All that will have to wait for now, as her first love, golf, takes centre-stage, and rightly so.

Yesterday, Nicollet returned with a fine one under 69 and a total of 208 to take the title at BPGC, carding five birdies on the fifth, seventh, 11th, 16th and 18th holes en route.

Sharmila on top

> Turned professional in 2009 at the age of 18
> Is the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for Ladies European Tour
> Is only the second Indian golfer to earn a full card on the prestigious Ladies European Tour

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